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Gr. 3-5 State Testing Information for Spring 2018

Dear Grade 3-5 Families:

This spring, our students will be participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which is the state’s academic testing program that replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. Here are the testing dates for our students: 

3rd Grade: Wednesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 10
4th Grade: Tuesday, April 24 - Tuesday, May 1
5th Grade: Monday, April 16 - Monday, April 23 (Science Thur, April 26)

As a reminder, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-5 as well as science in grade 5. During the test, students will use earphones to listen to videos and audio items. They will also be allowed to bring their own earbuds or earphones as they may be most comfortable using their own.

Following the Spring 2018 testing, individual student results may be available electronically within four weeks. The delivery of results takes into account machine scoring and hand-scoring. Students will receive individual score reports that include an overall scale score, performance level and claim level for English language arts and mathematics. The science test is a pilot this year so there will be no scores issued.


It is very important that you encourage students do their best when taking these tests. The test results can provide valuable information about student academic progress.  It will help us understand what knowledge, skills, and processes they have mastered and which ones they may still need to learn. These scores can allow parents and teachers to monitor student progress each year and help students reach and achieve their highest academic potential.  

To learn about the types of questions on the tests, you can view and take the practice tests online at the California Department of Education Smarter Balanced Practice Test Site linked to our CA State Standards webpage included below. This webpage has helpful information for parents to help you understand state testing as well as how you can help students be prepared for the assessments. As always, the most important thing we can do is encourage students to do their best. 


Creekside CA Standards/State Testing info webpage:

Parents' guide to the new assessments put out by the National PTA:


Aaron Tarzian, Principal

Posted by: Aaron Tarzian Published:3/1/18
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